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FROM THE GREEK,
BY THE REV. WILLIAM BELOE.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
THE FOURTH EDITIO N.
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; J. CUTHELL; J. NUNN ;
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; J. RICHARD-
E U T E R P E
THE name of Sesostris 79
, who lived after these monarchs, claims our attention. According to the priests, he was the first who, passing the Arabian gulf in a fleet of long vessels, reduced under his authority the inhabitants bordering on the
179 Sesostris.]-See Bouhier's Chronological Account of the Kings of Ægypt from Mæris to Cambyses, according to which Mæris died in the year of the world 3360, and was succeeded by Sesostris in 3361.
Diodorus Siculus makes this prince posterior to Mæris by seven generations ; but, as Larcher justly observes, this writer cannot be entitled to an equal degree of credit with Herodotus. Sesostris has been differently named : Tacitus calls him Rhampses: Scaliger, both Rhamesses and Ægyptus. He is named Sesostris in Diodorus Siculus; Sesosis in Pliny, &c.—T. VOL. II.